Joe Engel

John Engel
Johann Georg Engel

  • 4 children
  • 18 grandchildren


Age at birth date
29 years old   28 years old

Marriages and children



Christian Kehl 1750-1806

Georg Engel 1775-1853
Magdalena Wingert ca 1778-/1853
Martin Köhl 1787-1869

George Engel 1816-1870

Joe Engel 1845-1926


Find A Grave

John George Engel was born Johann Georg Engel in Bahlingen, Baden, Germany on October 3, 1845. He was baptized there on October 19. His parents were Georg and Anna Marie (Köhl) Engel. He came to the U.S. in 1856 with his grandparents, Johann Martin and Katherina (Schmidt) Köhl, and his sister. His parents followed a year later with the rest of his siblings.

The 1878 History of Linn County, Iowa included this biographical sketch in its directory of Clinton Township residents:

Engel, John G., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Cedar Rapids; owns 120 acres, probable value $4,200; he was born Oct. 3, 1845, in Baden, Germany, and came to the United States in 1856, with his grandfather (Martin Kohl), arriving in New Orleans about the month of February of that year; came up the Mississippi River to Muscatine, Iowa, with a view of locating in Linn Co., and eventually settled in Clinton Tp., April 9, 1856; he hired out and worked for $4.00 per month for a period of three years; he continued in this way (working for his father between times on a rented farm) until he was in his 23d year. He was married April 2, 1868, to Eva, daughter of Andrew Keller, of Baden, Germany; she was born Sept. 25, 1846; they have three children --George, born Jan. 12, 1869; Charles, Aug. 1, 1872, and Ida, Aug. 8, 1875. Mr. Engel is Independent in politics, and is a member of the Lutheran Church, of which denomination Mrs. Engel is also a member.

- person: OFB Bahlingen
- burial: Find A Grave

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